Daily links: Monday, Sept. 12: Post 9/11, 50 new planets, and Mormons against gay-bashing
The day after the 10th anniversary of 9/11, EJ Dionne has some interesting reflections based on yesterday's Mass readings --a challenging message in light of our national reaction to the attacks. Mayor Bloomberg's decision to exclude clergy from the 9/11 memorial podium is still making waves .
If you're itching to do some mission work, astronomers have discovered 50 new planets , including some in the "habitable zone" that may sustain life. The Vatican better get to work on a papal spaceship.
And in some good news in response to bad news: Mormons join other believers  in condemning anti-gay violence in Salt Lake City.